Sudden Acceleration Car Accident Lawyer
The unexpected acceleration of a car is a frightening reality that has led to serious accidents and traumatic injuries for people throughout the country, including the state of Kentucky.
Sudden acceleration accidents most recently came to the public’s attention when reports began to surface that Toyota vehicles were suddenly accelerating, leading to several high-speed accidents.After intense scrutiny from consumer groups, the federal government, and plaintiffs’ attorneys, Toyota was required to recall millions of vehicles as well as payout hundreds of millions to the victims and families affected by a sudden acceleration accident.
If you or a loved one were injured as a result of a “sticky gas pedal,” you can contact our Kentucky product liability attorneys right now for a free evaluation of your potential case against the negligent car manufacturer.
What is Sudden Acceleration?
A sudden acceleration car accident case occurs when the speed of a vehicle continues to increase without the driver pressing on the gas pedal. In fact, trying to press the gas pedal, or stop it from sticking, may have little to no effect on attempting to slow the car.
We have reviewed cases in which a vehicle reached speeds of over 100 mph due to sudden acceleration. Unfortunately, in some of these cases, the driver was unable to stop or slow the car and eventually lost control of the vehicle, leading to a serious collision as well as traumatic and/or fatal injuries.
What Causes a Car to Suddenly Accelerate?
To understand what exactly caused the sudden acceleration of a vehicle, our product liability attorneys will need to preserve your vehicle and work with leading experts to examine several possibilities, including:
- Defective auto parts
- Computer/Software malfunction or sensor glitches
- Mechanical breakdown
- Electrical issues
- Defective floor mats
- Driver error
If you wish to determine what caused your car to suddenly accelerate, it is critical that you contact an experienced Kentucky product liability attorney immediately after your accident. The sooner we are involved in your potential case, the less likely it is that valuable evidence will disappear.
Steps to Take of Your Car Suddenly Accelerates
Depending on the cause of your car’s sudden or unintended acceleration, there are a few steps you can take in an attempt to reverse the acceleration:
- Shift the car into neutral.
- Glance quickly at your floor mat and ensure it is not wedged against the gas pedal. If unsure, pull it back away from the pedal.
- Put your toe on the underside of the pedal and attempt to pull it back, or un-stick it.
- Press firmly on the brake, and/or pull up your emergency brake.
Contact a Sudden Acceleration Car Accident Lawyer
Major vehicle manufacturers make billions of dollars every year. And while safety should be the #1 concern, unfortunately, this is not always the case.
If a sudden acceleration is the cause of your injuries, you deserve answers. At Dallas & Turner, PLLC, we will work with you to find justice, and you will get our full effort and attention while doing so.
Our Kentucky product liability attorneys offer free consultations to anyone affected by a sudden acceleration accident. There is never a fee for our advice, and the only way we are paid for our time is if we make a recovery from the negligent auto manufacturer on your behalf.
To speak to an attorney immediately, you can call us at 859.525.6161, or write to us with the details of your case by using our free contact form.
"If you were injured in a car accident due to sudden acceleration, let our experienced attorneys help you get the compensation you deserve."James Ryan Turner, Experienced Injury Lawyer in Florence, KY